How much is a fishing license in Ohio?

Fishing licenses in Ohio can range from about $10.00 for a Resident Annual Senior fishing license to little more than $460.00 for a Resident Lifetime fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and non resident fishing licenses and prices.




PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a fishing license cost in Ohio?

Ohio Resident Annual Fishing License: 

$25.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident 1-Day Fishing License: 

$14.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident 1-Day Lake Erie Charter Fishing License

$14.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Annual – Upgraded From a 1-Day Fishing License

$12.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident 3-Year Fishing License

$72.11  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident 5-Year Fishing License

$120.18  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident 10-Year Fishing License

$240.36  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Lifetime Fishing License

$599.04  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Youth Lifetime Fishing License

$430.56  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Senior 1-Year Fishing License

$10.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Senior 3-Year Fishing License

$27.04  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Senior 5-Year Fishing License

$45.07  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Senior Lifetime Fishing License:

$84.24  BUY NOW

Ohio Resident Conservation Card:

$4.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Duplicate (replacement) Fishing License: Free reprints are available in the Ohio Licensing Center, otherwise $4.00.

$4.00  BUY NOW




How much is a non resident fishing license in Ohio?

Ohio Non Resident Annual Fishing License: 

$50.96  BUY NOW

Ohio Non Resident 1-Day Fishing License: 

$14.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Non Resident 1-Day Lake Erie Charter Fishing License

$14.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Non Resident Annual – Upgraded From a 1-Day Fishing License

$37.44  BUY NOW

Ohio Non Resident 3-Day Fishing License

$25.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Non Resident Lake Erie Sportfishing Permit (Jan 1 to April 30, 2020)

$11.00  BUY NOW

Ohio Duplicate (replacement) Fishing License: Free reprints are available in the Ohio Licensing Center, otherwise $4.00.

$4.00  BUY NOW

SPECIAL NOTES

– Annual licenses can be set to automatically renew every year when purchased at wildohio.gov.

– For full detail on Lifetime Fishing Licenses, go to wildohio.gov.

– Anyone applying for an Ohio Fishing License is required to provide their Social Security Number (SSN) at time of application.

Where can I buy a fishing license?

By phone at (866) 703-1928

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All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: At what age does Ohio require anglers to posses a valid fishing license?

Answer: Anglers 16 years of age and older are required to have a valid fishing license to fish in Ohio

Question: When do Ohio annual fishing licenses expire?

Answer: Ohio annual fishing licenses are valid for 1 year or 365 days from date of purchase and may be renewed up to 30 days before expiration. Annual and multiyear fishing licenses are valid from the date of purchase until the expiration date printed on the license. 

Question: Are there free fishing days in Ohio when you don’t need a fishing license to fish?

Answer: Yes. Please check the Ohio Fishing Regulations to see what the day(s) are each year.